Creamy Coconut Tomato Tortellini Soup

Somehow I had never had the pleasure of eating tortellini soup in my life up until this point, but if you are like I was, do yourself a favor and make this RIGHT NOW. Like, don’t even wait for dinner tonight. It’s that life changing. This guy is the perfect winter warm up soup AND it’s got your protein, greens, carbs, and broth so it’s basically a superfood supermeal all packed into one 20 minute soup recipe! No dairy or sugar here either so basically this is the greatest soup of all time. Enjoy my peeps!

Creamy Coconut Tomato Tortellini Soup

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • organic chicken tortellini (or whatever kind floats your boat)
  •  2 cups chopped kale
  • 1-2 Tbsp fresh chopped basil
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Directions

  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat until hot. Add coconut oil and allow it to melt. Add the onion and cook while stirring for about 5-7 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Add the coconut flour and stir until no lumps remain.
  3. Add the chicken broth, coconut milk, crushed tomatoes, and diced tomatoes and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper then bring to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, add the tortellini and cook while stirring occasionally for about 6-7 minutes. Just before the tortellini are ready, add in the kale and cook for another minute or two, or until it’s wilted.
  5. Remove from the heat and serve garnished with fresh basil. Enjoy!
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Rootz Dark Chocolate Almond Butter (and Greens) Protein Shake

OK so usually when I have smoothies I’ll basically throw all things healthy that I can possibly think of into a blender in order to get the max amount of nutrients possible out of that shake. So for example I’ll throw in some greens, spirulina powder, turmeric root, ginger, Lion’s Mane Mushroom Powder, etc. and it just makes one giant cluster frick of brown flavored smoothie. So maybe not the best in the way of taste, but not the worst.

BUT I’ve discovered a new way to get a majority of those healthy nutrients into my smoothie AND have it taste like an absolute dream. I’m not kidding. Rootz Protein has literally changed my life. It tastes so freakin good and it’s entirely paleo friendly aka it’s made entirely of natural ingredients. Nothing artifical, no chemicals, no preservatives, just things you would find lying around the kitchen. Amazing. Seriously. Just click that little link above (or right here.) and look at the ingredients in there.

AND because I love you guys, you can use the discount code “bitesbybai” for 10% off your entire order at any point in the year BUT as a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal you can use the code “BFCM” for 20% off your purchase from November 23-27th!!!!!

The most beautiful thing about this shake is that all the deliciousness of the Rootz Protein Powder, dark cocoa, banana, and almond butter TOTALLY takes away the taste of the spinach so you really have no idea you’re secretly getting your greens in there too (except for the fact that you put them in the blender so you know they’re in there). So what are you waiting for?! Treat your tastebuds and your body right and get to making this shake!!!

Rootz Dark Chocolate Almond Butter (and Greens) Protein Shake

  • Servings: 1 shake
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 scoop Rootz Chocolate Banana Nut Protein Powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1 Tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh spinach
  • ½ cup unsweetened cashew (or any non-dairy) milk

Directions

  1. Add all your ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and enjoy!


Veggie-Packed Peanut Noodle Stir Fry

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Veggie-Packed Peanut Noodle Stir Fry

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 2 organic free-range boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced thin
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 head broccoli, broken into florets
  • 1 cup chopped Cremini mushrooms
  • 1 cup Chinese cabbage, chopped
  • 1 package fat rice noodles
  • Sauce:

  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • Garnishes:

  • chopped green onion
  • everything bagel seasoning
  • chopped cilantro
  • lime wedges
  • peanuts

Directions

  1. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Once hot, add your chicken breasts and cook until they’re fully cooked.
  2. Drain the chicken, remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, prep the rice noodles according to the package.
  4. Heat the avocado oil in the same pan over medium heat. Once hot, add in the garlic and cook while stirring for about 30 seconds.
  5. Add in the onions and cook while stirring until the onions are soft (about 3 more minutes).
  6. Add in the carrots, peppers, and broccoli and cook for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add in the mushrooms and cabbage and cook for another 3-5 minutes, until everything is tender.
  8. Add the chicken, noodles, and sauce to the pan and stir to evenly combine.
  9. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for another minute.
  10. Remove from heat and serve topped with the garnishes. Enjoy!


Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus and Veggies

roasted sweet potato hummus

Hello my healthy peeps! Sorry for the lack of posting lately but I have had a long, LONG couple of weeks and I just simply (and depressingly) didn’t have the time. I took this side job working at a little something called the Calgary Stampede which is a wild time, let me tell ya. Due to lack of sleep and food intake in the past 10 days, my body decided to rebel against my system and I became quite sick. Ya know when you can literally feel the toxins oozing out of you? Yeah, that’s where I was at for the last few days.

Although I’ll never subject my body to such murderous conditions again, this time has really allowed me to feel the effects of what not taking care of yourself feels like. My schedule allowed about 1 giant meal per day and an average of mayyyybe 5 hours of sleep if I was lucky. The rest of the time I was working. So it was a struggle to get in workouts and all the nutrients my body was used to consuming on a daily basis. And boyyy could I tell a difference. I was basically a zombie of my former self with zero brain power or energy and constant lack of focus.

BUT, on the bright side, now that I’m back in Edmonton and have been able to return to my usual healthy eating habits and catch up on sleep I’m back and better than ever! (Once, my sickness completely goes away, that is). It truly is amazing what some sleep, exercise, and good food does for the body. And if you’ve never experienced how good total healthiness feels, I can’t think of a more perfect snack to get you going down the road of complete bodily bliss than this sweet potato hummus and veggies!

SO here’s why you need to be eating sweet potato hummus (other than the obvious fact that it tastes freakin’ deeeeee-licious):

–  NUTRIENTS PEOPLE!!!! I’m talking protein, fiber, iron, zinc, folate, phosphorus, beta carotene, B vitamins, vitamin C, AND SO MUCH MORE! The list is seriously endless.

– But what does all that mean? Well, it’s a healthy way of obtaining plant-based protein, it will help regulate your digestive health as well as your blood sugar, has anti-inflammatory properties, anddddd can help balance your cholesterol levels.

Seriously guys, this hummus takes all of a minute to make! All you have to do is throw everything in a blender and voila, instant tub of hummus for you to snack on for an entire week.  You don’t even need to dip veggies in it if you’re not feeling that, this tastes so good in salads and on sandwiches too! It could not be easier to get your nutrients in that your body craves. So get to blending already!!!

 

Roasted Sweet Potato Hummus and Veggies

  • Servings: 4-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz. can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup roasted sweet potato
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 Tbsp water
  • 2 small cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Your favorite fresh chopped veggies (I like raw cauliflower, carrots, and peppers)

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients except for the raw veggies to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. You may need to add a bit more water depending on how thick you like your hummus.
  2. Serve with raw veggies and enjoy!


Banana Nice Cream with Healthified Reese’s Crumbles

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*Sitting here waiting for Vitamix to sponsor me because I basically only eat smoothie bowls and nice cream*

Seriously though. The healthy dessert combinations you can make with some frozen fruit and toppings are ENDLESS!!!! When I first became intolerant to dairy I immediately mourned the loss of ice cream (previously one of my all-time favorite foods) BUT now that I have my Vitamix (or any high-powered blender works), I think I like smoothie bowls and nice cream even more than real ice cream if that’s even possible!

Just think about it. You’ve made it to tonight. You had a delicious, healthy dinner. You’ve had a good day of exercise. You’re sitting on the couch watching Wild, Wild Country (okay so you’re probably not all watching what I’m watching on Netflix right now, but if you like documentaries I strongly recommend giving this one a try!). You’re craving dessert. Do you:

  1. Undo all your healthy progress from the day by giving in to ice cream and having a bowl full of cream and sugar that will cause all sorts of health problems for you ORRRRRRRRR
  2. Whip up a quick bowl of banana nice cream with Healthified Reese’s Crumbles on top?

Option 2 DUHHHHHHHHH!!! Nothing bad’s going to come to your body from a bowl of bananas, peanut butter, and dark chocolate. Nope. Nada. You’re actually going to get tons of vitamins and nutrients. Instead of having a heavy, crappy feeling in your stomach you’ll feel light as a feather and be ready to binge a million episodes!

So boycott the ice cream cravings and break out the blenders!!!! And enjoy your healthy guilt-free dessert.

 

Banana Nice Cream with Healthified Reese’s Crumbles

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 6 ice cubes
  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • dash vanilla extract
  • ½ Tbsp raw honey
  • 3 Bites By Bai’s Healthified Reese’s Eggs, crumbled (or you can drizzle peanut butter and add chocolate chips as a substitute)

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients except for the Healthified Reese’s Eggs to a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. At this point you can either transfer straight to a bowl or place in the freezer for a bit to harden up and then you can scoop it out into a bowl.
  2. Crumble the Reese’s Eggs on top (or drizzle peanut butter and chocolate chips on top) and enjoy!